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Thread: How often to add salt

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    lulupalooza's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Evans, GA

    How often to add salt

    I put in one 40lb bag of salt this afternoon. And well according to the p/c I need to add about 440 lbs to get 3000+ppm.

    My question is once I get to the desired 3000ppm how often will I need to add salt to keep it there?
    *~ Laura ~*
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    You have a sand filter so you will lose some salt and CYA with each backwash. It won't be a lot but that is why it is important to test the salt and CYA every 2 weeks to month until you get a handle on the amount of loss in your pool. Do you have a SWG? If not then you can be a bit more lax on the salt since you don't need it as high s 3000 ppm to enjoy the benefits of a 'salted pool'. Most people who have added salt without a SWG indicate that anything in the neighborhood of 2000 ppm or higher is fine.

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD
    I add salt twice a season, once in the spring right when I open the pool and again in early august when the level has come down a bit. If you have dramatic amounts of rain you may need to add salt more frequently.
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